Christmas|Holidays

Christmas Mudroom Decorating Ideas

Although it may not be a traditional spot to decorate, this Christmas Mudroom includes fun ideas for bringing a snowy New England vibe to your holiday decor.

Do you decorate your mudroom for Christmas? I know it can seem impractical to decorate a room primarily known for function, but it’s such a fun spot to bring in reminders of all the adventures you can have outdoors in the winter. You can see more from this Robert Frost-Inspired New England theme in this post as well as the tree I decorated with a woodland theme.

New England & Robert Frost inspired Christmas mudroom decorating ideas

The first cold of winter 2016-17 has officially downed the Hendrick household, folks. I bring you today’s inspiration from beneath a pile of tissues. I’m hoping it passes soon, but in the meantime, I’m very excited to decorate for the Christmas season and bring you my very best inspiration.

If you’re joining me from Maison de Pax, welcome! If not, I encourage you to visit- my sweet friend Rachel has such a beautiful home, and her holiday tours are always breathtaking.  

When Ashley from Cherished Bliss reached out and asked if I’d like to take place in her Christmas series, I absolutely loved the idea. Each week we will share a different aspect of our Christmas decorations, starting with Entryways. 

Woodland Christmas Mudroom ideas with holly and a sled covered in birch logs.

Since our foyer is still under construction, I decided to share a different entryway all dressed up- our Mudroom. 

Crock with holly, birch logs, and string lights

I was thinking of the Robert Frost poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” as I decorated this space. It’s one of my favorite poems, especially the lines, ” The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep…”

Birch logs on a sled for winter

I just picture the narrator’s horse (a clydesdale in my mind) pulling a sled full of firewood and gifts as he tries to make his way home to his family on “the darkest evening of the year“. This little sled was an antique find, and I’m looking for the perfect rope to string through the steering bow. 

holly and string lights in a vintage crock

Mack clipped this holly from the shrub in our yard. I loved the idea of incorporating natural elements in the display. It’s early yet for the fresh Christmas trees, but these will likely be swapped out for fraser fir clippings once we get our live tree. 

Christmas Mudroom decorating ideas with a scarf and birch logs
Mudroom built-ins decorated for Christmas with a New England and Robert Frost theme
Classic christmas pillows in the mudroom

The small landscape painting was done by my Grandfather. It’s quintessential New England, just like the poem that inspired this space. 

Mini Christmas tree in burlap
glavanized bucket with giant pinecones Christmas decor

I hope you enjoyed this room! The next stop on the tour is Taryn’s beautiful entryway over at Design, Dining, and Diapers. I always love her modern rustic style!

8 Comments

  1. Ashley Says

    Your mudroom is always my favorite!! <3 Absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. Lauren Says

    This looks lovely!

  3. Lanita Anderson Says

    Love your mudroom all decorated for Christmas!! I would love to have a mudroom…..it’s on my “wish list” for our future home! :) This is my first time visiting your blog and I really enjoyed it! I also signed up to receive your newsletter via email. Thanks for sharing – happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Linda Says

    So beautiful! I would love to have a mudroom! Is there some store where you can buy birch branches? I love the way they look, but where can I get them if I don’t have a birch tree?

  5. Emily Young Says

    I love your Christmas mudroom!! Can you please share your sources of your plaid pillow, lantern, and olive bucket? I love everything!! Amazing!!!

  6. Lynda Says

    BEAUTIFUL!!! All of it!! Loved the latitude and longitude sign–can you give us a link for it???

  7. Jenn Says

    Everything looks so pretty! I love the snowy, woodsy feel!

  8. melissa newell Says

    So pretty Loving that pillow too…with the greens being the main color! Enjoy your holidays!